Water Quality Coalition
Click on the links (buttons) below to direct you to online events either live or recorded. Not all of the events are hosted by the Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition so some links will take you away from our Irrigated Lands webpage.
Members are required to keep track of the education events that they "attend." For your convenience, we created a member education log you can download or print to record the education activities you attend. Do not send this log to the Coalition. Click here for the Education Log
Other ways to keep track of your education:
Print flyers or agendas
Print screens of the event
Create an Excel spreadsheet
Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition
All-Member's Annual Meeting 2022
Meeting took place: October 27, 2022
Video duration: Approx. 60 minutes
Watching the video counts towards members' annual education requirements.
*INMP CEUs were given only on the day of the event
An overview of the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP)
and the Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition (SVWQC).
Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition is one of 12
sub-watersheds that make up the SVWQC.
(Duration of videos are 16-18 minutes.)
Delta Tunnel Draft Environmental Impact Report Public Comment
When: December 6, 2022
Time: 4 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Willow Ballroom 10724 CA 106, Hood, CA 95639
On-Farm Recharge Webinar: Pecans & Other Nuts
Sponsor: UCCE, UC Davis and others
When: Took place in July 2021
Full Belly Farm in Capay Valley-No till farming
Sponsor: Chico State
Owner, Paul Muller talks about his CIG-Conservation Innovation Grant project. https://www.csuchico.edu/regenerativeagriculture/demos/paul-muller.shtml
Sacramento Valley Orchard Source
Resource for orchard growers in the Sac Valley
Perennial Cover Crops in Orchards and Vineyards:
Water availability, seed selection, and soil health*
When: Took place on March 24, 2022
Listen to speakers from Le Ballister’s Seed, UC Davis and Solano RCD for a discussion of perennial cover crops in perennial cropping systems, how to choose the mix that is right for you, and local resources for irrigation trouble-shooting, financial assistance programs, and water conservation incentives.
CDFA-California Department of Food and Agriculture
For CEUs - continuing education units - for growers who have completed the INMP self-certification program and want to maintain their certification, click on the button below to visit the CDFA website to find a course.
All of the courses on their website qualify and meet the education requirement for the Irrigated Lands Program, as well.
Their courses are open to anyone. You do not have to be INMP self-certified to take one of the courses. The post-quiz is only required if you want CEUs.
VFB SHARE Farm Demo #1 - Pheromone Disruption & Orchard Sanitation
The Valley Farm Bureau Specialty crop Hub and Rural Education (SHARE) program sponsored a farm demonstration event on Puffer Technology for pheromone uses to disrupt mating of insects in figs.
When: Took place on April 29, 2021
Some of the topics for the self-study courses and live webinars* are:
Crop ET Tutorials
*Registration may be required for the live webinars
(CURES was the previous administrator of this program.)
Cover Cropping in Orchards: N Management,
Water Dynamics, and Biosolarization
CAFF and the Sacramento Valley Technical Assistance Hub welcome you to a free discussion on cover crop management in orchard systems. North Sac Valley almond and walnut grower Rory Crowley and UC Cooperative Specialist Jeff Mitchell will be speaking on cover crop management in relation to nitrogen impacts on water balance, in addition to biosolarization for nematode suppression. Practical management considerations and research trial findings will also be discussed. CAFF’s Sacramento Valley TA Hub is sponsored by the California Farm Demonstration Network.
When: Took place on July 13th, 2021
Building Healthy Soils and Creating Wildlife Habitat on Your Farm
Sponsor: Solano RCD
When: Took place on January 26, 2021
CURES: Coalition for Urban Rural Environmental Stewardship
Best Management Practices (BMP) Videos
Interference Perimeter Spraying
Orchard Spray Drift
Irrigation Tailwater Return
Soil Health Connection
University of California Cooperative Extension and the Colusa County Resource Conservation District announce the launch of the Soil Health Connection, an informative outreach YouTube channel. The channel hosts virtual discussions and interviews with leading soil science researchers and farmers with the intention of shedding light on the importance of soil health in California’s agricultural systems.
HOSTED BY: Liz Harper, Colusa County RCD executive director and Sarah Light, UCCE agronomy advisor